Trade Ed. Listening Library 2004
CS ISBN 0807219568 $35.00 Eight cassettes
DD ISBN $24.50
Pierce weaves yet another vibrant fantasy in which listeners get espionage, war strategy, and royal politics. Aly Homewood continues to plot with the Copper Isles natives to place a "raka queen" on the throne. Pierce's story is intelligent in its details of revolution, beautiful in its descriptions of exotic places and people, and emotionally charged in its tragedies and triumphs. Happily, this book gets the narrator it needs in Trini Alvarado, who provides an extensive range of expression for both males and females, human or immortal, friend or foe. Her clear speech and judicious pace guide listeners through multiple intrigues to a satisfying end. A gem. J.M.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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